There is nothing better than a Conor McGregor fight. The structure, the media, the interviews – McGregor has a way to increase the stakes of every match in which he is involved to absolute fever.
Love him or hate him, there is nothing like a Conor McGregor fight. This time he tests his unique high pressure / punching style against Donald Cerrone, a hunter who is also known for his involvement in entertaining battles. The twist? The fight is on welterweight (170 pounds), not on featherweight (145) where McGregor has earned its reputation, or lightweight (155) where McGregor was once champion. Welterweight gives Cerrone, who had a very successful run at 170, a clear size advantage over McGregor.
In short, this is not an adjustment fight. It is a fascinating match that most expect McGregor to win, but this is MMA and anything can happen.
Here are all the details you need to know.
UFC 246 takes place on Saturday Jan. 18 in the US
These are the starting times per region.
The main card starts at 10 p.m. (ET)
The Prelims start at 8 p.m. (ET)
The early prelims begin at 6:15 PM. (ET)
(Note in the UK UFC 246 runs until Sunday, January 19.)
The main card starts at 3 AM (GMT)
The Prelims start at 1 AM (GMT) )
The early prelims begin at 11:15 p.m. (GMT)
(Note in Australia UFC 246 starts on Saturday, January 19.)
The main card starts at 2:00 p.m. (AEDT)
The Prelims start at 12 o'clock. (AEDT)
The early prelims start at 10:15 am (AEDT)
How to look
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In the US you can only view UFC 246 on PPV via ESPN +. If you already have an ESPN + subscription, you can buy the event for $ 60.
MMA fans in the UK can view UFC 246 exclusively through BT Sport. There are more options if you live in Australia . You can view UFC 246 via Main Event on Foxtel. You can also check out the UFC website or using the app. You can even order with your PlayStation 4 or with the UFC app on your Xbox One.
Who is fighting?
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